Haslam: Free Community College Has 4-Year Universities Trying Harder

Haslam: Free Community College Has 4-Year Universities Trying Harder
Governor Bill Haslam was a panelist at a New York Times conference on 21st Century Community College. Credit: NYT via YouTube

The prospect of free community college in Tennessee has increased competition with universities, who have ramped up recruiting preemptively. Governor Bill Haslam relayed several candid conversations with college presidents at an event in New York this week.

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Rare Mussel Species Returns To The Duck River After More Than Two Decades

Rare Mussel Species Returns To The Duck River After More Than Two Decades
Steve Ahlstedt holds some pale lilliput mussels before they're reintroduced into the Duck River. They were bred from some of the last surviving mussels in Alabama. Credit: Sally Palmer / The Nature Conservancy

Biologists released 800 pale lilliput mussels — tiny brown shellfish, each about the size of a fingertip — into Tennessee’s Duck River this week. "Never thought in my wildest dreams I’d see this many," one biologist said.

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